We are seeking applications for a Research Ecologist with the NOAA Fisheries Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Unit in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The person in this position conducts and oversees scientific studies, provides advice, and prepares status reports and manuscripts on recovery research and enhancement efforts for endangered Hawaiian monk seals.
Some examples include participating in Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Team meetings, attending conferences and Symposia (i.e. Marine Mammals, Conservation Biology), working with Pacific Island Regional Office staff to implement the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery plan action items, overseeing preparation and publication of scientific manuscripts from staff conducting monk seal research.
The incumbent also publishes reports and scientific papers on Hawaiian monk seals and answers scientific questions and inquiries in a timely manner for partners and stakeholders (e.g., PIRO, State of Hawaii, WestPAC, F/PR). Innovative and appropriate research will be required to meet management needs and enhance the conservation of monk seals through a variety of techniques which will include but are not limited to population assessment, characterization of monk seal foraging, monitoring of health and disease, and investigation of methods to mitigate mortality.
Specifc details about the position and application process can be found by searching for job # NMF-PIC-2008-0011 at
For more information regarding the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Unit visit: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/psd/mmrp/monkseals.php
For more information on the Hawaiian monk seal recovery plan and mortality mitigation efforts visit: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/ recovery/hawaiianmonkseal.pdf
All qualified U.S. citizens, and current Federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, former Federal employees with reinstatement rights, CTAP/ ICTAP eligibles, and applicants eligible under special authorities. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service may apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).
Applications are due January 23, 2008 Cheers, Charles Littnan Head,
Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Unit Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center,